Cyprus is an important destination for the UK travel industry. One million British tourists visit each year, accounting for 45% of all visitors.
The Travel Foundation has been working in Cyprus for a number of years on various initiatives, including those below.
You might also like to read our research report Optimising tourist spend in the local economy, which is based on interviews conducted at resorts in Cyprus and Tenerife.
Cyprus destination partnershipRead more
In 2010, the Travel Foundation entered into a groundbreaking partnership with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative: a destination partnership that would see all three organisations working together on a five-year plan.
Minimum hotel standards in CyprusRead more
For the first time in any destination, mandatory hotel sustainability standards have been approved by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. This means every hotel in Cyprus must take action to protect the environment and support their local community.
Measuring Tourism’s ImpactRead more
We're trialling a big picture approach to measuring and understanding the impact of tourism. In partnership with TUI Group, and using a methodology developed by PwC, we aim to value the various economic, fiscal, social and environmental impacts of tourism in Cyprus.
Discover the real CyprusRead more
Along with the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative we developed six self-drive Village Routes to encourage holidaymakers to explore the “real” Cyprus.
Greening Cyprus BeachesRead more
In 2012 the Travel Foundation embarked on a Greening Cyprus Beaches project with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative. The project aimed to demonstrate what a best practice "green" beach could look like.
Cyprus breakfastRead more
A "Cyprus Breakfast" will be offered by 20 Cypriot hotels. As well as providing tourists with traditional tastes, the breakfast will support local agri-food businesses and help the move towards a more sustainable local system of procurement.
Cyprus waste mappingRead more
The Travel Foundation has been working with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative to produce a waste mapping guide, which is now available to be implemented in hotels.
Optimising all-inclusive customer spendRead more
We’re working with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and others to increase tourist spend in Paphos by developing a scheme where local businesses can display a sticker advertising that they offer something uniquely Cypriot.
Past projects in CyprusRead more
Past projects in Cyprus have included a plastic reduction scheme in Paphos and Agia Napa in 2011, and a hotel water and energy saving project in 2008.